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Roni Size honoured by MPG Awards

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Bristolian producer and DJ Roni Size will receive the Music Producers Guild’s (MPG) 2017 Inspiration Award.

Size first came to prominence in the nineties with his drum and bass collective Reprazent, and is credited with helping take electronic music from clubs to large arenas and festival stages.

Reprezant’s debut album New Forms won the Mercury Prize in 1997 and quickly headed to platinum status, helped by tracks such as Watching Windows, Heroes and Brown Paper Bag.

His production credits have since spanned dozens of labels and releases, and he has worked with ground breaking artists including hip-hop legend Method Man, Rage Against The Machine’s Zac de la Rocha and beatbox master Rahzel.

Tony Platt, managing director of the MPG’s Awards Group, said: ‘Roni is an inspiration on so many levels. His fresh and inclusive attitude to music production and performance has opened doors for so many aspiring artists and musicians.

‘Staying true to his roots he has avoided the stereotyping of the modern music industry. Perhaps these words from his website sum up why we are delighted to give him this MPG Inspiration Award – he has at each stage created completely afresh not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made. And each time, that new creation has reflected his heritage, his surroundings and the precise moment in which he’s operating”.’

Size will be presented with his Inspiration Award at the MPG 2017 Awards ceremony, which takes place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, on 16 February 2017.

The 16 award categories recognise the best and brightest names in music production and reflect the incredible wealth of creative talent that is present among UK recording professionals.

Tickets for the 2017 MPG Awards are now on sale. For price information and bookings, see https://www.mpg.org.uk/mpg-awards/2017-tickets/

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